Why does soil pH matter?
The foundation of every successful garden starts with quality soil. Whether you’re growing vegetables, flowers, turf, shrubs, or any other plant matter, you must be aware of your soil pH and understand that it can ... READ MORE
Owning horses is like having potato chips, you can’t have just one. With each horse comes a labor of love in ensuring they are well managed, especially when it comes to overseeing their gut function and keeping them free of colic, ulcers, ... READ MORE
As we are experiencing our first cold front of the year and we are settling into pumpkin spice and soup season, it is time to evaluate the nutritional needs of our livestock and if they are in need of additional supplementation. Hopefully you ... READ MORE
Farming and gardening share some similarities, but in reality are very different. Both farming and gardening present their own unique challenges, so the same standards and expectations simply cannot be equally applied.
There are luxuries ... READ MORE
Sand in the gut
Owning horses is like having potato chips, you can’t have just one. With each horse comes a labor of love in ensuring they are well managed, especially when it comes to overseeing their gut function and keeping them free of ... READ MORE
Scientific name: Imperata cylindrica
Common names: Japanese bloodgrass, Red Baron grass (red varieties), Cogongrass, Cogon grass, japgrass, bloodroot grass.
Have you ever seen cogongrass? Even if you do not know, you likely have as it ... READ MORE
Article by: Lily Stidham, UF/IFAS Extension Marion Co.
Whenever one has horses, the issue of internal parasites is one that cannot be avoided. Whether your horses are young or old, they are exposed to various worms. Small strongyles are ... READ MORE
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE
As a part of Farm City Week Marion County Extension honors individuals from our Community for their contributions to Agriculture. Since its inception in 2003 Marion County has recognized thirty-four men and women for their place in Marion County’s ... READ MORE
The most important question when it comes to providing any input to your pasture system, whether that be adding fertilizer and herbicides, or trying to calculate seeding rates to establish new pasture, is “How many acres do I have?”. Often ... READ MORE